ADDYSTON, Ohio (Jan. 13) — Lanxess Corp. is appealing an order from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to reduce acrylonitrile and butadiene emissions from its plastics resins plant in Addyston.
The company´s objections are strictly legal, according to Plant Manager Sandy Marshall; the order is inconsistent with both Ohio environmental law and the federal Clean Air Act, and is based on both inaccurate risk assessments and inaccurate conclusions regarding Lanxess´ compliance with emissions regulations, he said.
"Our decision to appeal is not designed to avoid our commitment to reduce emissions," Marshall said in a press release. "While we are currently in compliance with all applicable air emissions limits, we are committed to reducing emissions even further, and have been working very hard to achieve lower levels."
The Environmental Review Appeals Commission has scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case Feb. 2 in Columbus.